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Wanderlei Silva picks Jon Jones to retain his belt against Chael Sonnen when the two meet at UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" in Newark, N.J., on April 29, 2013. On top of that, "The Axe Murderer" advised "Bones" that he can defeat Sonnen by simply utilizing a jab while having his other hand tied behind his back.
"Whatever the boss [UFC President Dana White] says, I sign underneath. If he thinks this fight is fair, then I think he's absolutely right. It was a fight I wanted to see; [but] Jones will swallow Sonnen. I spoke with Jones and told him that he can win the fight only with jabs, with one hand tied behind his back. The only person who can beat Jones today is Anderson [Silva]."
-- Wanderlei Silva gave his thoughts to Sherdog about the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title fight between current division champion Jon Jones as he attempts to defend his title for the fifth time against Chael Sonnen on April 27, 2013 in Newark. And, to no surprise, seeing as how Silva and Sonnen aren't exactly the best of friends, "The Axe Murderer" is picking Jones to ‘swallow' "The American Gangster" when the two meet in New Jersey. In fact, Silva says during a conversation with Jones , he boosted "Bones'" confidence level by telling him he can defeat the trash-talking Sonnen using only one hand to jab while the other is tied behind his back. Furthermore, the former PRIDE FC champion says he spoke to the 25-year-old about a potential fight against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but wouldn't reveal just what Jones had to say. For what it's worth, he proclaims his countrymen to be the only man with the skills to defeat the 205-pound king. Interesting, considering Silva himself just made the move back up to light heavyweight division and will take on Brian Stann at UFC on Fuel TV 8 on March 2, 2013 in Saitama, Japan at the famed Saitama Super Arena where Silva enjoyed most of his success during his glory days as PRIDE's poster boy.